Working Area Campus Mercator


Campus Mercator

Working area in the former library

Henleykaai 84, room G1.114, 1st floor

9000 Ghent

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Opening hours

The working area is accessible during the opening hours of the Campus Mercator building:

  • Monday until Thursday: from 8am until 9:45pm
  • Friday: from 8am until 4:45pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed
  • During the holidays: open from 8am until 6:30pm

For the HoGent library collection a staff member will be present on:

  • Monday and Tuesday: from 8:30am until 2:00pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: from 8:30 until 1:00pm

When you have question about the UGent library collection please contact the staff members of the faculty library.

Digital Collection

In the working area you can access the digital collection of the university library and the databases Jura, Stradalex and Bel-First.

Access to the UGent Network

  1. Login: ugent/UGentlogin
  2. Password: your UGent password

Access to the electronic books and journals

  1. Use the same login as above
  2. Go to (login with your UGent account)
  3. Open the 'Office' folder
  4. Open 'Internet Explorer 11' (it has to be this browser) and go to

Access Jura, Monkey and Stradalex

These databases are only available on the provided computers in the working area.

  • Login to the UGent network the same way as above
  • Open any internet browser (not Athena)
  • Go to
  • Search for "Jura", "Monkey" or "Stradalex"
  • At the left you can refine your search by selecting 'database'.

Access Bel-First

This database is only available on the computers in the working area (not on your own devices).

  • Go to
  • To get access you need to make an extra account using the following login:

Username: UGENT belfirst

Password: UGENT belfirst